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A mysterious 'Rosetta Stone' explosion reveals a missing link behind solar eruptions

The failed portion of a solar eruption on March 13, 2016. NASA/Solar Dynamics Observatory Scientists recently examined a solar eruption from 2016 that seemed to defy categorization. They named it the "Rosetta Stone" since it connected three different types of eruptions. Their research now suggests that all three forms of solar eruptions may have the same origin. See more stories on Insider's business page. When the sun isn't sleeping, it's bursting with activity - including gia...
Tags: Space, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Atlantic, Jet, Coronal Mass Ejection, Mason, Rosetta Stone, American Astronomical Society, Goddard Space Flight Center, ESA NASA, Universities Space Research Association, Solar Flares, Solar Storms

Solar Orbiter Spots Previously Unknown 'Campfires' on the Sun

The closest images ever taken of the Sun have revealed a never-before-seen stellar phenomenon. Dubbed “campfires,” these bright spots could solve a longstanding mystery about the Sun’s scorching outer layers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Sun, Solar Flares, Solar Orbiter, Solar Science

Here comes the sun -- our closest star is spitting out mysterious gamma rays

In their upcoming study, so far published on the preprint server arXiv and submitted to Physical Review Letters, Linden and his colleagues examined a decade’s worth of data from NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope to better analyze the sun’s emission of gamma rays—the universe’s most energetic form of electromagnetic radiation. To their surprise, the researchers found the most intense gamma rays appear strangely synced with the quietest part of the solar cycle. During the last solar minimum, ...
Tags: Post, Astronomy, News, Nasa, Radiation, Gamma-rays, Linden, Fermi, Fermi Gamma ray Space Telescope, Solar Flares

Scientists image the progression of a solar flare for the first time

They are learning how solar flares give rise to space weather which can damage spacecraft and harm astronauts.
Tags: News, Trends, Sun, Emerging Tech, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Space News, Solar Flares, Expanded Owens Valley Solar Array

Kazakh Meteorite Reveals Signs of Ancient Solar 'Superflare'

Scientists have found evidence of an ancient solar “superflare” hidden in a meteorite that was first found in Kazakhstan in 1962, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, The Sun, Meteorites, Asteroids, Kazakhstan, Solar Flares, Cosmochemistry, Protoplanetary Disks, Solar Physics, Ancient Solar System

Expect Northern Lights and power grid fluctuations this week

Good news! This week, folks living in as far north as Michigan may get treated to a stunning light show as Auroras will be shining brighter and further away from the planet’s axis than usual. What a rare treat! The bad news: the same phenomenon that causes the Northern Lights to do their thing could also screw with a few important technologies that we rely on, every day. According to, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has stated that charged solar particles, the res...
Tags: Post, Space, Science, News, Nasa, Noaa, Michigan, Northern Lights, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Solar Flares, Elizabeth Howell

Why Has Our Sun Been Freaking Out So Much Lately?

Since early last week, the Sun has belched out a steady stream of solar flares, including the most powerful burst recorded in the star’s current 11-year cycle. It sounds very alarming, but scientists say this is simply what stars do every now and then, and that there’s nothing to be concerned about. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Physics, Sun, Astrophysics, Space Weather, Solar Flares, Sun Needs To Chill

Huge Solar Flare Disrupts GPS Satellites

The Sun’s impact on weather here on Earth is clear: It makes it hot or cold, it powers air currents, it causes water to evaporate making rain, et cetera. But with our increasing reliance on satellites and electronics, you can’t forget its more insidious effects—and some satellites got a taste of those yesterday.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Earth, The Sun, Sun, Astrophysics, Space Weather, Solar Flares, Solar Storms

Why You Should Put Your Supercomputer in Wyoming

A new supercomputer for the National Center for Atmospheric Research gets to work studying climate and solar flares—and prepares for a bunch of new neighbors. The post Why You Should Put Your Supercomputer in Wyoming appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Science, Wyoming, Computing, Supercomputers, Climate Science, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Solar Flares